Aero Precision has been venturing deeper and deeper into .30 caliber territory. They have now released their versions of all of the major components required to build an AR-10 rifle including the M5 upper and lower receivers, stainless and CMV barrels, and a new bolt carrier group. Hopefully, we can look forward to complete, .308 chambered Aero Precision rifles in the near future.
Malkoff Devices has upgraded their M91 Dropin for Surefire Lights (and others). It now features a new emitter, the Cree XP-L, which results in a tighter, farther throwing beam. The output is approximately 825 measured out-the-front lumens at the moment the light is turned on with fresh batteries and 700 lumens after warm up for 1 hour (on 3 CR123 batteries). After the regulated runtime, the light output gradually decreases over a long period of time.
The M91B is designed for an input voltage range of 5.5-12 volts which gives you some flexibility in terms of battery choices. Check out the new M91B at Malkoff Devices.
Battle Arms Development has rolled out the new weight saving titanium version of their Enhanced Pin Set! The new BAD-EPS-Ti are machined from grade 5 titanium, left with a natural finish and weight about half of what their steel counterparts weigh.
Whiskey Two-Four is now offering their laser cut Hypalon chest rigs in a variety of sizes. These fully MOLLE compatible rigs are light weight and durable thanks to their Hypalon construction. They also feature male top buckles at the correct spacing to allow mounting on compatible plate carriers. Each chest rig comes with a simple “X” style harness.
Check out all the available rigs at Whiskey Two-Four.
Slangvel is part gear maker and part historian. He makes hats and other gear in several interesting and obscure patterns plucked from the pages of history. He also tends to work in modern, historical, and unique camo patterns.
He has limited numbers of his M43 cap available in UCP-Delta! UCP-Delta was basically an attempt to improve the UCP pattern by adding brown. Soldier Systems had good coverage on the pattern if you want to know more.
UCP-Delta fabric is very scarce and Slangvel only has a few of these. They may even be gone already. Check out Slangvel’s Facebook page to get in touch.
The Mystery Ranch NICE Day Pack Lid is a pretty solid piece of gear. It adds 900 cu-in of additional capacity to your pack and makes a decent little stand-alone pack for when you don’t need your main pack. However, that functionality comes at the cost of weight. It weighs 1 pound, 3.2 ounces on its own. That is a lot of weight for something that spends most of its time as a lid.
Mystery Ranch just introduced the 9 ounce Alpine Lid to address that weight issue. The Alpine Lid has 700 cu-in of capacity split between 2 chambers (the Day Pack Lid has 900 cu-in). It can be carried as a stand-alone satchel style pack instead of the Day Pack Lid’s backpack style carry. Basically, the Alpine Lid provides similar functionality for considerably less weight.
Check out the Alpine Lid at Mystery Ranch.
Lancer’s new L7AWM 20rd Magazine for AR-10 style rifle that use SR25 pattern magazines is now available. Like previous Lancer magazines, the L7AWM uses both metal and polymer to create the body of the magazine. The top of the magazine, including the feed lips and magazine catch are made of steel while the lower portion is polymer to reduce weight. The L7AWM is available in a variety of colors including translucent.
If these are as good as Lancer’s L5AWM for the AR-15, it will be an excellent magazine and likely the one to beat for SR25 pattern mags. Check out the L7AWM at Lancer.
Two of the most innovative manufacturers of AR-15 parts and accessories have teamed up. V7 Weapon Systems is now offering V7 branded versions of the excellent ROSCH Works SLM-1 light mount and C7 Compensator.
I previously reviewed the SLM-1 and found it to be excellent. I haven’t reviewed the C7 but I do own one. It is one of my favorite muzzle devices for how much performance it offers for the price. It is fairly neutral, not as flashy as some, and it won’t break the bank.
Check out the new V7 branded versions of the ROSCH Works favorites.
Magpul just dropped two announcements that most shooters will be glad to hear.
First, their MOE SL line of stocks, grips, and hand guards are now shipping. From Magpul:
The Magpul MOE SL line is now shipping. Offering a fresh look and new concepts to compliment the classic MOE lineup, the SL Stock, Grip and Hand Guard features sleeker lines and an optimized feature set for modern employment methods.
Magpul also announced that they have reduced the price of all of their carbine stocks. The price reductions come as a benefit of streamlined production, not a reduction in quality.
For well over a decade, Magpul Industries has been bringing innovative design and efficient manufacturing into the firearms accessories market in many categories, not least of which is carbine stocks for the AR15/M16/M4 family of firearms. With the release of our new MOE SL Stock and the continuing expansion of our product line, Magpul also has some significant news to announce regarding our existing carbine stock lineup. With continued investment in our manufacturing infrastructure, our methods, economies of scale, and expanding capabilities have allowed us to be more efficient in the production of our stock line, while building the same high quality, made in America products that our customers have come to expect. To pass these savings on to our customers, and in preparation for the continued expansion of our line, we have reduced the MSRP pricing of all carbine stocks from the MOE to the ACS, with prices now starting as low as $29.95. The entire line of Magpul carbine stocks is available now through dealers and distributors, and at www.magpul.com.
The Remora Speed Shotshell Holder manufactured from .120 kydex and holds 2 shotgun shells and attaches to Magpul’s MOE shotgun fore-ends. It was designed by Ares Armor in conjunction with Gunnery Sgt. Ray Conard, Active Marine Corps EOD Tech and SOTG Instructor, to position the shells directly in front of the ejection port and oriented correctly for an emergency reload.
The positioning of this carrier is very clever. When the fore-end is in the rear position, as it would be during a pump action shotgun emergency load, the shells are held extremely close to their final destination which is the shotgun’s action by way of the ejection port. I have not put hands on the Remora but I can see how it would be very, very fast.
Check out the Remora Speed Shotshell Holder at Ares Armor.