The latest addition to Panteao Production’s Make Ready series is Make Ready to Survive. This new group of instructional videos will feature survival instructors like Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury, and others. They will be releasing more than a dozen videos with topics like Bugging Out, Building a Survival Kit, Short Term Prep & Plan, and more. The first titles will be available in December.
If you like your AR-15s on the lighter side, you’ll like this new offering from Midwest Industries. Their upcoming 16 Inch Mid-Length Lightweight M-Lok Rifle weighs in at just 5 pounds, 11 ounces! You can see all the specs in the image below. It looks like a lot of rifle for the sub $1200 price.
Kineti-Tech has an interesting take on the now very popular AR pistol receiver extension (buffer tube). Like many others coming onto the market now, theirs features a shoulder for adding length of the pull for the SB15 Stabilizer Brace. Unlike any other receiver extension, theirs offers custom machined spacers so you can change the look of your receiver extension.
Make some room on your patch mat AK shooters! You are going to want this one.
Snake Hound Machine has just released their Kalash Life patches. The patch resembles an AK magazine with “Kalash Life” emblazoned across its side. There is a steel AK magazine version and a version that resembles a US Palm AK30 in 3 different colors (Black, Bakelite, and Multicam). You can purchase them individually, as a set of the US Palm versions, or as an entire set of 4 patches.
Silencerco just introduced a line of threaded Glock barrels with a very impressive spec sheet and reasonable prices. The barrels are cut from 416R stainless steel and feature a black nitride finish. These barrels are available initially for the Glock 17 and Glock 21 with other models coming soon (G19, G34, G17, Springfield XD, Sig 226, and S&W M&P).
Aero Precision’s line of barrels seems to be growing weekly. They now offer 14.5″ and 16″ barrels chambered in .300 Blackout.
- Chamber: .300 Blackout
- Length: 14.5″ or 16″
- Twist: 1 in 7
- Material: 4150 Crome Moly Vanadium
- Finish: QPQ corrosion resistant finish both inside and out
- 5/8-24 TPI
- Gas Block: .750
- M4 Barrel Extension
- HP and MPI Tested
V7 Weapon Systems is just showing off. They have made several lightweight AR-15 parts but those were lighter versions of standard parts. Their latest is a lighter barrel nut for a well known free-float rail with the main selling point of already being the lightest on the market!
Their new Titanium KMR Barrel Nut is a drop-in replacement for the BCM KMR rail and weighs just 26 grams (a roughly 19 gram savings over the standard KMR nut). It is made from grade 5 titanium with a raw or an ion bond black finish.
For your convenience, I will go ahead and get the crotchety comments out of the way. Men used to be men… jabber, jabber, jabber… it’s only a few grams lighter… jabber, jabber… this lightweight stuff has gotten out of control… jabber, jabber, jabber… too expensive… jabber, jabber.
I suspect they wouldn’t even care if they didn’t sell a single one of these (I doubt that will be the case) because, like I said, this is just showing off.
I usually just cut bicycle inner tubes into whatever size “ranger band” I need but they can get brittle and tear in a relatively short amount of time. GEARWARD is now offering a more substantial Ranger Band. Theirs are made from thick EPDM rubber which, according to GEARWARD, resists heat, UV, and saltwater. Like most rubber bands, these can be burned as an emergency fire starter but thanks to their thick construction, they burn for 3 minutes.
The bands are 2″ long, 1/2″ wide, and come in packs of 20. Check out GEARWARD Ranger Bands.
The BattleComp 51.0 has landed. If you can’t tell by the name, this BattleComp is intended to be used as a mount for AAC suppressors with the 51 tooth interface.
BattleComp used to offer custom versions of this device but it was never a readily available production item until now. Unlike previous custom versions, the 51.0 features one piece construction (custom versions were welded). It is machined from 17-4PH stainless steel with a black oxide finish.
I have always appreciated backpacks that have a means for quickly adding additional capacity. I am not talking about adding MOLLE pouches which are often too small to make much of a difference on a pack and take a while to thread on and off. The Eagle Industries AIII had side pouches that attached easily via two buckles on the compression straps. Kifaru uses their Dock and Lock pouches to great effect and most of them require just 4 buckles which makes them easy to attach. I have always wondered why similar types of pouches aren’t more common which is why my interest was piqued when a friend told me about Dunamis Gear.
Dunamis Gear has an entire line of pouches like the ones I describe above. Their pouches attach via G-clips to MOLLE compatible bags so they are easy-on and easy-off. They come in a variety of sizes, opening configurations (side zip, top zip, etc.), and other custom options are available.
They can even be useful as standalone bags when you add optional features like handles and shoulder straps. This can be handy for those need to hike in with a large bag but then like to drop their pack at camp while they explore/hunt.