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SIONICS Weapon Systems – Navajo Nation Rifle Contract

sionics 125SIONICS Weapon Systems AR-15s are used by departments around the country and they continue to rack up new rifle contracts thanks to their proven quality and reliability. They also have the ability to support their rifles with dedicated armorers service and training which sets them apart. Their latest contract is with the Navajo Nation.

SIONICS Weapon Systems is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Multiple Rifle Contract with The Navajo Nation. We are honored to be working with the Navajo Nation Police and Division of Public Safety which has Police Jurisdiction over 27,000 square miles.


VZ Grips Palm Swell Grips for CZ and Hi Power

VZ Grips has introduced a new style of grip for the CZ 75 and Hi Power series of handguns. The new Palm Swell Grips feature a contoured palm-swell design that not only fills the hand but also does a great job of showing off the layers of the G-10 material from which they are machined. They are available in a variety of colors and several of VZ Grip’s well known texture patterns.

You can check out the the CZ 75 and Hi Power Palm Swell Grips at VZ Grips.

vz grips palm swell


Dissipator News – Faxon Firearms and AIM Surplus

Dissipators and mock dissipators are a frequent topic of discussion online. It seems that, when they aren’t available, everybody wants one and, when they are available, very few people buy them. This creates a cycle in which an AR-15 manufacturer brings a dissipator configuration to market to fill the perceived niche, a few people buy them but not enough to justify their production, the configuration is discontinued, and the cycle starts over.

If you aren’t familiar with what a dissapator is, it is basically an AR-15 upper configuration that has a fixed front sight base in the rifle position but placed on a 16″ barrel – so a carbine length barrel with rifle length sight radius. The way this is accomplished varies but it is usually done by placing a low profile gas block under the handguards in the carbine or midlength position as the actual functional gas tap with a front sight tower pinned in the rifle position serving only as a front sight.

Dissipator Gas Block

One of the few disspator uppers that has managed to sell well in recent years and actually have some staying power was the Spike’s Tactical GMP upper which was only available at AIM Surplus. I am using the past tense because, due a cost increase, AIM Surplus will no longer be engaging Spike’s to offer these uppers. I happen to own one. It has been a solid performer and I appreciate the lightweight barrel on an otherwise heavy configuration.

Will disspator fans be left out in the cold? Not for long!

It appears that AIM Surplus will be working with Faxon Firearms to create 3 new disspator options: a complete upper, a builder style/OEM style upper, and a dissipator barrel for those who want to build their own. The barrels used will likely be a lighter profile similar to the current Faxon Gunner profile.

The complete upper will be just what it sounds like – a complete, ready to shoot upper. It will be produced by Faxon and offered for sale through AIM Surplus.

The builder style/OEM upper is basically a stripped upper. It comes without handguards, flash hider, charging handle, and bolt carrier group so that you can choose your own.

The barrel will come with a pinned gas block, installed front sight base, and hand guard cap.

These new disspator options are about 8 weeks out. So, dissipator fans have reason to be excited.


XTECH Tactical Introduces 5rd Magazine Extender and Complete 20rd Magazine for HK VP9

If you shoot an HK VP9 and frequently find yourself wishing your magazines would last just a little longer before locking the slide back on empty (and who doesn’t, really), then XTECH Tactical has good news for you. They are now shipping their +5 Mag Extender for the VP9 and, later this fall, they will be offering complete 20 round magazines!


The +5 Mag Extender is designed so that the inside dimensions of extension match the inside dimensions of the magazine perfectly. According to XTECH Tactical, this is critical to reliability with magazine extensions. The +5 Mag Extender installs without tools. It comes with an extended spring.

You can learn more about the +5 Mag Extensions at XTECH Tactical.



Magpul Enhanced Receiver Extensions

Magpul has released their new Enhanced Receiver Extensions for the AR-15/M4 and SR-25/M110.

magpul enhanced receiver extensions

Not your average receiver extensions. Constructed of impact extruded 7075-T6 aluminum with Type III, Class 2 hard coat anodizing for an extremely hard, abrasion resistant surface. The interior of the receiver extension features Everlube® coating for enhanced corrosion resistance and reduced friction. Available in a 7-position AR15/M4 profile as well as a 10-position SR25/A5 profile optimized to fit with the full line of Magpul Mil-Spec carbine stocks.

These are being released as part of an entire line of AR-15 stock related small parts that includes buffers, end plates, and castle nuts which great news for AR-15 builder. Check them out at Magpul.com.


New from Stout Gear Knives: The Kestrel

The newest design from Stout Gear Knives has landed. The Kestrel is billed as a compact (compact is a relative term here) bushcraft/bird and trout knife that offers a more svelte alternative to Stout Gear’s other full-sized field knife, the Ibex. The Kestrel is still sized like a full-sized field knife with its 4.25″ blade but is both thinner (.170″ versus .190″) and shorter in blade height than the Ibex.

stout gear kestrel

The Kestrel is available in your choice of S35VN stainless steel or CPM3V steel. Both of these steels are very tough and should hold a working edge long for a long time especially with Stout Gear’s convex grind with mirror polished edge. The hand filling handle is available with your choice of G-10 or TeroTuf scales and the spine is squared to throw sparks well on the ferro rod. Like all Stout Gear Knives, the Kestrel comes with one of the best kydex sheaths you’ll ever use. I can’t emphasize enough how unique and functional their sheaths are.

I own a Stout Gear Knives Ibex that is one of my most used chore knives. As much as I like it, I likely would have opted for the Kestrel had it been available. Stout Gear does a great job with the geometry of their knives and the thinner stock used on the Kestrel should make it a great cutter while still being more than stout enough for chores.

Check out the Kestrel at Stout Gear Knives.

stout gear kestrel spine


Griffin Armament Low Pro RIGID Rail – Now Available without the Kit

Griffin Armament’s Low Pro RIGID Rail was initially released as a kit that included one of their excellent Primo Gas Blocks, a full set of their Sheild Rail Panels, and a sling swivel. The kit is a great value if you are setting up a new upper but if you just want the rail by itself, I have good news. The Low Pro RIGID Rails are now available to be purchased on their own.

They come with everything you need to mount the rail including the lightweight barrel nut and a useful armorer’s tool. The Low-Pro RIGID Rails are available in 4 lengths: 8.6″, 10.5″, 13.5″, and 15″. You can learn more about the rails in the official press release. The Low Pro RIGID Rail is available at Griffin Armament.



Telluric Training Drill of the Day – I See Dead People

Telluric Training recently posted a great video on their Facebook page explaining that safer communities start at the individual level with people who do what they can to be ready.


One way you can do what you can to be ready, even if you can’t train at the Brunswick, GA based Telluric Training facility, is to stay on top of your training. Telluric Group provides one of the best best free training resources available with their Drill of the Day. Today’s drill is called I See Dead People.

You can visit Telluric Training’s website daily to check our the drill or sign up to receive the Drill of the Day directly to your email.


Labor Day Sale at ShootingSight.com

ShootingSight.com offers a variety of triggers, armorers tools, and other gear for rifles like the FN SCAR, IWI Tavor, M14, and more. Today marks the first day of their Labor Day Sale. You’ll find discounts that range from $10-15 off some of their tools and an additional 10% off a selection of some already discounted gear.

The sale runs through September 7th. Orders delivered to the USA receive free shipping. You can check out ShootingSight.com and the image below for details.

labor day sale


Elzetta and PFC Partner for Low Light Training

Elzetta and Progressive F.O.R.C.E Concepts are partnering to provide low-light training on November 11 and 12 in Park City, Kentucky. The courses takes place at the excellent Rockcastle Shooting Center facility where a cave can be used to provide low/no light conditions any time of day. The course takes place over the course of two days with one day focused on carbine techniques and one on handgun techniques.

Visit PFCTraining.com for details.



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