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Gadsden Dynamics Adopts UW Gear Pouch Closure System

Gadsden Dynamics has adopted the UW Gear tuck tab pouch closure system. The tuck tab system will be used for the integrated medical and general purpose pouches of their line of chest rigs. Gadsden Dynamics will continue to offer their magazine pouches in their current open top configuration.

UW Gear’s pouch closure doesn’t use hook and loop or snaps. Instead, the flap is secured with a tuck tab system that is silent, robust, and easy to use.

GadsdenDynamics.com

UWGear.com

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Tier 1 Citizen KOMP Flash Can

There is a new linear compensator/blast diverter option on the market. The new KOMP from Tier 1 Citizen is machined from 6061 aluminum with a hard anodized finish. It is threaded 1/2×28 and designed for use with firearms chambered in 5.56/.223 and 9mm.

The interior of the KOMP is conical in shape which helps direct the muzzle blast forward. The KOMP also features deep flutes to reduce weight and help shed heat.

Specs:

  • Length: 1.75”
  • Diameter: 1.2”
  • Material: 6061 Aluminum Hard Coat Anodized Black
  • Thread Pitch: 1/2×28 
  • Bore: Up to 9mm center bore

Check out the KOMP Flash Can at Tier1Citizen.com.

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TangoDown®, Inc. – Final Sale of 2018

As 2018 continues to wind down and Christmas approaches, TangoDown® Inc.’s final sale of 2018 is underway to help you take care of the last bit of Christmas shopping for your favorite firearms enthusiast. Between 12/13/18 and 12/18/18 all orders will receive 10% off! No offer code is required, just shop and save. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm (PST) on 12/18/18 to be eligible for the discount.

If you want to stay in the loop on our sales and new products throughout the year, follow us on our social media and/or sign up for our email blasts via our website!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tangodowninc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tangodowninc/

The entire TangoDown® team wishes you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2019! As always, we thank you for your business.

 **Please note, orders placed after 10:00am (PST) on 12/21/18 will NOT be processed/shipped until after we return from the holidays.

Holiday Hours:

Closed for Christmas: 12/22/18 – 12/26/18
Minimal Staffing on:   12/27/18 & 12/28/18
Closed for New Year’s: 12/29/18 – 1/1/19
Business as usual on 1/2/19

To fulfill your holiday shopping needs, visit: https://tangodown.com/

Customer Inquiries: sales@tangodown.com

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Parker Mountain Machine P320 X-Comp

Parker Mountain Machine (PMM) is now offering their first custom firearm package – the P320 X-Comp. PMM mates one of their custom compensators with a P320 Compact slide and a X-Five frame. The result is a hybrid/integrated comp gun where the compensator nests almost entirely within the footprint of the frame. This combination of parts and features blurs the line between competition and full-size duty gun.

Specs:

  • PMM Compensator: Our own single port design made of 7075-T651 Finished in a 8625 type 3 class 2 industry standard hardcoat with aesthetics to match the P320.  This design does not use set screws like most offerings, instead using a shim system similar to muzzle devices found on rifles.
  • Custom compact slide: With added ports to the slide to bring down reciprocating mass and added “X-COMP” and “PMM” markings for a distinct and identifiable look, this system utilizes a factory recoil spring  and factory slide internals, keeping the known reliability of the weapon.
  • Apex Trigger: we have utilized the Apex Tactical action enhancement trigger kit and flat face trigger.  This results in almost no take-up, with a crisp break and short, tactile reset.  
  • Custom stippled X-Five frame: With forward reference points and 360 degree coverage, this frame has a “mild” texture with more traction than factory.
  • Available with an RMR mounted and zeroed or factory suppressor sights with a cover plate for the optic cut (both options will come with a cover plate)
  • All PMM X-Comp pistols will come with a test target proving zero and accuracy.
  • x4 21 round magazines included.

Check out ParkerMountainMachine.com.

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Tyrant Designs T-Comp – New Details, Notification List

Tyrant Designs has been teasing us with the T-Comp for a while and now the time has finally come. We have new details, it is listed on TyrantCNC.com, and the notification list for it’s release is now available.

From Tyrant Designs:

The Tyrant Designs CNC T-Comp (internal designation of V18.3) officially went into production on December 3rd as Tyrants first firearm compensator, and is now slated for a Christmas release. This new compensator not only introduces innovative features but is also particularly significant as it uses a two piece locking mechanism design. The T-Comp will usher in a new era of Tyrant products, in doing so building upon the invaluable legacies of our predecessors.

The Tyrant Compensator is designed for operators who demand the most from their handgun components. An uncompromising compensator that will deliver both performance and aesthetic appeal to any full frame 9mm Glock, Gens 3 through 5. As there is a limited quantity run, Tyrant requests that anyone interested should sign up on the products description page (linked below).

Tyrant Designs T-Comp sign up list

“ We are extremely excited about the launch of the T-Comp! Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but it functions very well. We truly believe the T-Comp will reset the standard for how firearm compensators should install and function, and we are very thankful for the possibility to showcase it to our Country. ”

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Magpul M-LOK® Dovetail Adapters

M-LOK® Dovetail Adapter – 2 Slot, 4 – Slot, and Pro Chassis Full Rail for RRS®/ARCA® Interfaces (three different products)

The Magpul® M-LOK® Dovetail Adapter – 2 Slot, 4 Slot and Pro Chassis Full Rail for RRS®/ARCA® Interfaces are lightweight, machined, mil-spec hard anodized aluminum mounting plates that are designed for M-LOK compatible hand guards, and they’re fully compatible with most accessories that use the RRS Dovetail Standard. Our M-LOK Dovetail Adapters feature multiple drilled and tapped locations for hardware installation that limit over-travel of accessories while also serving as reference points. They also have comfortable, yet functional, snag-resistant beveled edges. The optimally-placed recoil/impact mitigation lugs ensure the M-LOK Dovetail Adapter remains securely in place throughout the most rugged use and heaviest recoil impulses, making the M-LOK Dovetail Adapter a rugged, repeatable and precise mounting solution. In addition, the rear of the 4 Slot and the Pro Chassis Full Rail Dovetail Adapters also include a hardware access point that allows easy removal of the front action screw on a rifle mounted to a Magpul Pro 700 chassis, mitigating the need to remove the Dovetail Adapter from the chassis.

Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

Features

  • Compatible with RRS Dovetail Standard compatible accessories
  • Mounts directly to M-LOK compatible systems
  • Precision machined aluminum construction
  • Corrosion-resistant Mil-Spec hard anodized finish
  • Multiple drilled stop locations to limit accessory over-travel
  • Functional snag resistant beveled edges

Compatibility

  • M-LOK forends and hand guards
  • Accessories using the RRS Dovetail Standard

Colors

Black

MSRP:  $44.95 / $59.95 / $74.95

Visit Magpul.com

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Sharps Bros. – New Pricing and New Hand Guards

EUGENE, OR. — Sharps Bros., a firearm design and manufacturing company, has announced price reductions to the Gen2 versions oftheir popular Hellbreaker, Warthog, The Jack and Overthrow AR15 receivers. They have also announced an expanded lineup that includes competitively priced handguards, built lower receivers, builder sets and 80% receivers.

Release highlights:

  • All receiver MSRPs have been reduced significantly:
    • Hellbreaker$269.95 MSRP (was $319.95)
    • Warthog$279.95 MSRP (was $319.95)
    • The Jack$289.95 (was $349.95)
    • Livewire$214.95 (was $259.95)
    • Overthrow$279.95 (was $310.95)
    • AR15 Upper$214.95 (was $249.95)
  • 3 new MLOK hand guard lengths have been added to the lineup (bringing total to 4 handguard SKUs).  Sharps Bros. now has 7″, 10″, 13.7″ and 15″ offerings.  These hand guards are very well made, very clean designs and are extremely price competitive.  Availability of the new lengths is expected in January.
    • 7″ MLOKHand Guard $130.95 MSRP
    • 10″MLOK Hand Guard $135.95 MSRP
    • 13.7″MLOK Hand Guard $139.95
    • 15″ MLOKHand Guard $144.95
  • Built lower receivers is currently a purchase option through Rainier Arms, and will become a purchase option through their other distribution partners in January.
  • Sharps Bros will also offer a builder set that comes with the receiver of your choice,their AR15 upper and the SBHG01 (13.7″) MLOK Hand Guard. 
  • The Jack 80% receivers are currently available through Rainier Arms. Over the nextfew months they will add Hellbreaker, Warthog and Overthrow to the 80% lineup.

Sharps Bros. AR receivers are milled from solid blocks of 7075-T6 aluminum. Advanced machining capabilities and hands-on craftsmanship ensures that every design is not only precisely detailed and visually distinctive, but superior in quality and capabilities.

In addition to a unique appearance, all Sharps Bros. receiver features include:

• Oversized integral trigger guards

• Beveled magazine flares

• A hard coat anodize finish per MIL-A-8625, the anodizing model for model for most military and aerospace products

• Full compatibility with all mil-spec internal parts

• Full compatibility with all other aftermarket mil-spec upper receivers

• Full compatibility with PMags and other standard capacity magazines

• Multi caliber mark

Gen2receivers are available now at the new pricing to consumers and FFL holders through Rainier Arms, RSR Group and Zanders Sporting Goods – all leading distributors of AR15 rifles and accessories.

www.sharpsbros.com

www.rainierarms.com

www.rsrgroup.com

www.gzanders.com

About Sharps Bros. http://sharpsbros.com/about

SharpsBros. film: “Be Proud”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yGF9S5eePM

Sharps Bros. founder John Sharps has always been a gun enthusiast, and in 2012 he decided to leverage his decades of manufacturing and product development experience to begin building a series of custom AR-15 lower receivers. Sharps Bros. has since evolved from a one-man business to a full-fledged firearm design and manufacturing organization, with products in three major categories: AR15, AR10 and Kalashnikov.

SharpsBros. products include The Jack, featuring a skull design; Warthog, featuring a boar’s head design; and Hellbreaker, an iconic design inspired by the P-40 Warhawk. FollowSharps Bros. on Instagram (http://instagram.com/sharpsbros) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sharpsbros) for company news and product updates.

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ATIBAL INTRODUCES THE ATIBAL X 1-10x30mm FIRST FOCAL PLANE SCOPE

M​​esa, Arizona, December 7, 2018 – Atibal has built a reputation of providing premium quality optics at mid-range prices and Atibal continues to push that envelope with the all new Atibal X 1-10×30; the only true 1x -10x magnification first focal plane scope for under $1000.

I​​n the past Atibal has developed innovative new products to further enhance the shooting experience all while maintaining a very reasonable price point and we back our products with exemplary customer service and an honest lifetime warranty.

I​​n terms of comprehensive product development, the Atibal X is no exception. We have gone to painstakingly long lengths during the development of the Atibal X to ensure that all aspects of the X will exceed our user’s expectations for such a unique optic. With features like a daylight bright illuminated first focal plane MIL reticle, locking target turrets with positive adjustment feedback, 1/10 MIL per click adjustments, an integrated elongated low-profile magnification adjustment finger tab, fully multi-coated lenses, extra low dispersion high definition ED Glass, and 10x magnification ensure that the Atibal X will perform optimally in any environment. We have piggy backed on the past successes of our other low power variable optics and consulted with sportsmen and competitors in the world of firearms to develop a superior optic with practical and sensible features. The Atibal X is guaranteed to deliver on quality and affordability.

At $799.99, the Atibal X 1-10x30mm FFP scope is one of the most affordable 10x First Focal Plane scopes with a lifetime warranty on the market today.

Atibal is currently conducting a pre-order sale special for the Atibal X. Customers can purchase the Atibal X and save $150 by using coupon code: XNOMOUNT at checkout, or get a free 35mm Bobro Engineering scope mount ($250 value) by using coupon code: XWITHMOUNT at checkout.

Find out more about the Atibal X 1-10x30mm FFP scope by clicking ​HERE


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Mossberg Retrograde Shotguns

If you cruise internet shotgun forums, you’ll see that “retro” shotgun builds are popular. Some of these builds are more involved than others but typically retro just means that the shotgun has wood, military/police style stocks. Apparently, Mossberg is aware of this trend too because their new Retrograde line fits the bill.

There are two shotguns in the line. The 500 Retrograde features an 18.5″ cylinder bore barrel with a brass bead sight. It offers 6+1 capacity and comes equipped with walnut stocks.

The 590A1 Retrograde features a 20″ cylinder bore barrel with ghost ring sights and a heat shield. It boasts 8+1 capacity and, of course, walnut stocks.

Click the following links to learn more:

500 Retrograde on Mossberg.com

590A1 Retrograde on Mossberg.com

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Sometimes You Choose the Adventure… Sometimes It Chooses You!

If you haven’t caught on yet, Ivan at Kit Badger and I live near each other and are friends… even off the internet. We both love a good adventure and have been on a few together including hiking a local mountain this summer. That mountain happens to be very near my home and it was much cooler than either of us expected given that is not nearly as well known as other peaks in our area. It was scenic and accessible enough that Ivan filed it away as a potential filming location.

Recently, he called me asking if I wanted to head up there again for an overnighter. I wanted to go but unfortunately had some plans that would keep me down below on the valley floor. We briefly discussed conditions up there. The road in was fine – mostly bare dirt – and the weather has been mild and dry for December. Given that this is one of the smaller peaks in its particular area, we reasoned that it shouldn’t be too socked in yet… This is where you should probably take a moment to view Ivan’s video.

As you can tell from the video, it turned into a massive suck-fest for Ivan from the start. Post-holing through knee deep snow up hill for around 2500 vertical feet with 2 rifles, camera gear, winter weather camping gear, and no gaiters will ruin an outing quickly. Surprisingly, this particular mountain, though remote, has perfect cell phone coverage at the top (likely due to line of sight to some of the cell towers that service the nearest town). Ivan called me from the top, conveyed that he had no real hope of getting a fire going in the current conditions, and managed to talk himself into hiking back down after having just arrived. Darkness comes well before 4PM in these parts so he needed to hustle.

Later, he shot me a text to say he had made it back to the Kit Badger-mobile. I told him to come by my place for coffee and Christmas cookies. I expected to see him in about half an hour, maybe 45 minutes, but the next call I received was from Ivan saying he was off the road and needed a ride. He also said I shouldn’t bother bringing recovery gear because me and my truck wouldn’t be able to get him back on the road (he was right).

I drove up to get him in my truck. The particular forest road that he was on is fairly tame until you get about 6 miles in where the grade becomes very steep and it narrows significantly. Ivan had gone off the road about a mile up this grade. Surprisingly, the roads were bare dirt until I was within a few hundred feet of Ivan where there was a stretch of very thin, packed snow that had glazed into ice. The ice was basically isolated to just this spot but it was treacherous.

When I arrived, it was immediately obvious why Ivan said the recovery was going to take more than just my gear and truck. The Kit Badger-mobile was sitting just inches off the road but well below the level of the road. He had spun almost 180 degrees and gone off backwards, dropping down the mountain side from the road grade, so that his front bumper was parallel with the road. The only thing holding him on the mountain was a cluster of 3 Western Red Cedars that had grown together at their base. I wasn’t able to measure the angle of the face that his vehicle was clinging to but it was steep enough that you basically had to climb down using the vehicle itself. It was so steep, that the first part of his SUV to hit the tree was his roof!

The road was narrow enough that I would have to drive up beyond Ivan to use a passing area on this single lane forestry road in order to turn around. This would require that I drive up to where the slippage would have occurred. I did the worlds slowest 6 point turn and came back down to Ivan and attempted to stop. The road way was slick and graded down to a ditch on the uphill side of the road so my truck, in spite of the fact that I was absolutely creeping, would not stop. It slid forward about 4 feet and then to the side. This dropped both passenger side tires into a ditch. The ditch was a bit muddy but not terrible. The worse part is that there was a large culvert 8-10 feet in front of me that limited how much I could move the truck to free myself. If I moved too far forward, it would have been a double recover.

This story is already getting long so I will say that we were able to self rescue my vehicle by wedging branches under the passenger front tire to give grip and create an easier transition back onto the road surface. Ivan was able to watch my forward movement to keep me out of the culvert. Fortunately, I had just enough clearance to prevent hanging up on the road’s transition to the ditch and I had the confidence to keep trying to rock the truck out because it was always able to move at least half a vehicle length at all times instead of just bogging down in one spot.

We finally got down the mountain to my place, ate some dinner, and started calling the right people to get the Kit Badger-Mobile recovered before some impending weather made it even more difficult. While we were waiting for the wrecker, a local sheriff’s department SUV pulled into the driveway looking for Ivan. It seems someone had found the now unoccupied Kit Badger-Mobile and called it in when they couldn’t find a driver. The sheriff’s office called the towing company to see if someone was taking care of the vehicle and the towing company passed on Ivan’s name and location (my house). The sheriff’s deputy was brief, courteous, and professional. He requested, if this ever happens again, that we notify them to head off any concern or effort. Which leads right into lessons learned…

Lessons Learned

Ivan and I were so focused on getting off the mountain and starting the recovery effort that we didn’t even think of calling local law enforcement. We won’t make that mistake again. It is also comforting to know someone would have eventually come by and found Ivan if he couldn’t get a call out. It’s nice to live in a place where people still stop to help and call.

This entire story also highlights the importance to having some kind of vehicle based emergency kit, especially in winter or when you choose to go places that are inherently risky. Ivan was fortunate to have both his regular vehicle kit and all his winter camping gear. He could have gone overnight if he had to or he had what he needed to potentially walk down the mountain. I however, only had some recovery tools. I had not moved my winter kit into my truck for the season yet but has already been fixed. It was probably not wise to run out the door without more preps.

These events also highlights the importance of having some know-how if you are going to seek adventure. We have at least some recovery skills. I could have very easily made my situation worse with my truck by burying it up to the axles. However, we were watching the situation and as long as I could move the truck forward and back, I was feeling free to keep trying. I also had some tools that I could have used but they would have been a last resort.

Perhaps the biggest take-away here is the importance of building yourself a safety net BEFORE you begin your adventure. You should always, at a bare minimum, let someone know where you are going and when to expect your return. In our case, Ivan let me know where he was and when he was there. I would have gone looking for him if he couldn’t get a call out.

Finally, I strongly recommend having a very good roadside assistance plan. Both Ivan and I carry roadside assistance with our insurance providers (USAA) and they have been excellent. They completely covered his recovery effort except for a chain-up fee. They would have even covered the tow all the way back to Ivan’s place had the vehicle been disabled. I should note that you should be prepared to deal with a call center employee that is helpful, but more used to dealing with flat tires on the highway than backcountry recoveries. Just be sure you are able to talk directly to the local recovery company after your roadside assistance provider makes the initial contact.

Wrap Up

The adventure wasn’t really over yet. The recovery wasn’t straight forward and the narrow road coupled with ice complicated things. It was so slick that the wrecker pulled itself into the ditch while it was pulling up Ivan’s SUV. Think about that. The wheels were chocked, brakes set, and it was pulling from down hill in relation to Ivan’s SUV. That means it pulled itself uphill and into the ditch in spite of the wheel chocks. That is how slick this road surface was. The wrecker driver got himself out of the ditch and they both drove down the mountain.

Ivan ended his already long day with a 60 mile drive home with no rear windshield in 20 degree weather… but at least he made it home.

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